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Thornton’s Pat Ryan Named Texas Roadhouse Managing Partner of the Year

Apr 27, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 16, 2015) – Pat Ryan, of Thornton, is the Texas Roadhouse Managing Partner of the Year, which is the company’s highest honor.  He was chosen from a pool of more than 450 managers nationwide at the company’s annual conference in Phoenix this week.

The award recognizes the Managing Partner, or general manager, that best displays characteristics of an operational leader. Ryan and the other 16 finalists were judged on seven criteria: Legendary Food, Legendary Service, Legendary Marketing, Legendary Culture, Legendary People, Legendary Profits and Legendary Pride and Passion.

“This award is truly a team effort,” says Ryan. “I would like to thank my management team, staff for their hard work, and the Thornton community for their support in creating a legendary culture over the past 14 years.”

He received a new Corvette, a lead crystal replica of a Texas Roadhouse restaurant, a Managing Partner of the Year ring, a gold belt buckle and a check for $25,000.

Pat has been the Managing Partner of the Thornton location at 10310 Grant Street for 14 1/2 years. He has been with Texas roadhouse for 14 1/2 years, and this is his sixth nomination for Managing Partner of the Year and fourth time as a finalist.

 Pat Ryan, Thornton, CO

Based in Louisville, Kentucky, with more than 450 locations in 49 states, Texas Roadhouse opened its doors in 1993. The Louisville, KY-based company is famous for hand-cut steaks, made-from-scratch sides, fresh-baked bread, and its lively atmosphere. In 2014 , Texas Roadhouse was named one of Employee’s Choice Best Places to work by Glassdoor and debuted on Forbes magazine’s list of 100 Most Trustworthy Companies. In 2012, Texas Roadhouse was named Top Steakhouse in Nation’s Restaurant News’ Consumer Picks survey, in 2007 and 2008 Forbes magazine ranked the company as one of the 200 Best Small Companies and in 2009 the company was ranked “Best Value” by readers of Consumer Reports magazine. For more information, visit